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Our Anniversary Dinner

Dear Calgary Tower,

Thank you for your hospitality for our first anniversary dinner. Your food was fantastic and I was impressed that the vast majority of your menu selections were gluten free without trying. We also enjoyed the 360 degree view of Calgary.

Your restaurant did a good job of starting us off with lovely drinks (Punch Drunk for me, Dark Night for him) – Mr. Bean even enjoyed the sambuca.

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Grenadine, how I love you. You make drinks that much more delicious.

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Mr Bean would like to say how much he loved the scallops with bacon potato pancakes. I think you sent him to heaven for a moment.

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Mushroom soup, I was so happy that I could eat you.

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Steak and mashed potatoes, you were apparently one of the best steaks Mr. Bean has ever eaten.

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Pan Seared Halibut and Ratatouille, you made my plate look bare, but you filled me up perfectly.

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Banana split, your presentation almost but my Creme Brulee to shame.

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Mr. Bean really enjoyed the glass floor you recently had put in.

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Me, on the other hand, wasn’t quite so thrilled – I think my whole “I’m afraid of heights” thing played a big part in that.

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Regardless of the floor, thank you very much for the very enjoyable evening.

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Cheers,

Mr. and Mrs. Bean

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Radium Hot Springs: Food and Horseshoes

One night while we were in Radium, Mr. Bean and I went for dinner at “The Black Forest Restaurant” in Invermere. We chose to go there as apparently they have excellent schnitzel and it’s all very kitschy. It’s pretty entertaining as all the servers wear costumes, the outside looks like this:

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and the inside looks like that:

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If you’ve ever been to the alps in southern Bavaria, there are buildings actually that look similar to this, which is pretty awesome.

Mr. Bean started off with some shrimp, mushroom and garlic butter appetizer:

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then he had schnitzel with crab, asparagus and Bearnaise sauce for dinner:

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I had my favourite drink, Shirley Temple:

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Then I had pacific salmon with rice pilaf and veggies.

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For dessert we had creme caramel. So tasty. We didn’t eat the flower; do you know if violets are edible?

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After dinner we played a game of horseshoes at our hotel.

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Only Mr. Bean managed to get the horseshoe around the peg.

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The two on the right are mine because I’m just that great.

Have you ever been to a kitschy restaurant? What was your experience?

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May’s Date Night

For May’s date night, Mr. Bean and I went to one of our favourite Greek restaurant, The Broken Plate. (Come to think of it, I haven’t found a Greek Restaurant that I haven’t liked…)

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Mr. Bean had his favourite – Calimari – for an appetizer:

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While we were waiting for dinner, the servers danced to Zorba the Greek:

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Our dinners were especially tasty. I had lamb slovaki:

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and Mr. Bean had Greek Steak called “Brizola”:

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For dessert I had my favourite, creme brulee:

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Mr Bean had baklava ice cream with carmelized pear:

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After dinner, we attempted to watch The Beatles’ “Hard Days Night”, but it overheated our playstation moonlighting as a DVD player, so we watched the Transformers instead. All in all, it was a great evening!

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